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Demand for project management expertise in organizations continues to grow, and the UC Berkeley Extension Certificate Program in Project Management is a great way to build the skills to keep your projects on task, on time and on budget. In this highly interactive curriculum—delivered online or in class—you learn how to apply project management practices to achieve success in a wide variety of fields, including high tech, marketing, financial services, information technology, international trade, life science industries, government, construction and more. You learn from highly qualified instructors with extensive project management experience and work in teams with classmates to develop hands-on problem-solving techniques. On completion, you earn a highly regarded credential approved by the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business and an advisory board of business and education leaders. Moreover, all of our project management courses apply toward professional development units (PDUs) for the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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Required CoursesNote: If you registered for the certificate before Sept. 1, 2013, you must complete only the three required courses and the three primary electives to receive the certificate. For previously registered students, all six of these courses are required. All new students must start with Project Management BUS ADM X470. Other courses in the sequence may be taken in any order, but we strongly recommend that Project Execution and Control BUS ADM X471.9 be taken last.
Course Number Course Title Units / CEUs Delivery Options Status
BUS ADM X470 Project Management 2 Online, Classroom Available
BUS ADM X469.2 Project Leadership and Building High-Performing Teams 2 Online, Classroom Available
BUS ADM X471.9 Project Execution and Control 2 Online, Classroom Available
Primary ElectivesA minimum of two courses in primary electives and 4 additional semester units in electives must be taken for a total of 8 units. The third primary elective can also be used to fulfill 2 units of the additional electives requirement.
Course Number Course Title Units / CEUs Delivery Options Status
BUS ADM X470.9 Project Scope and Quality Management 2 Online, Classroom Available
BUS ADM X440.4 Project Schedule and Risk Management 2 Online, Classroom Available
BUS ADM X474.3 Project Cost and Procurement Management 2 Online, Classroom Available
Additional Electives
Course Number Course Title Units / CEUs Delivery Options Status
BUS ADM X496.6 Advanced Human Factors: Improving Personal Effectiveness and Influence 2 Classroom Available
BUS ADM X469 Advanced Quality Methods for Agile Management 1 Not Available
BUS ADM X486.6 Agile Change Management and Transformation in Organizations 2 Classroom Not Available
BUS ADM X486.1 Agile Management: Principles and Practices 2 Classroom Available
BUS ADM X498.6 Agile Management for Project Managers 2 Not Available
BUS ADM X498.8 Agile Management Mastery 2 Classroom Available
BUS ADM X412.3 Agile Project Management Using Scrum 2 Classroom Available
BUS ADM X448.1 Business Analysis Essentials and Planning 3 Online Available
BUS ADM X451.3 Business Negotiating 2 Classroom Not Available
BUS ADM X486.2 Coaching Agile Teams 1 Not Available
BUS ADM X448.2 Elicitation, Requirements Management and Communication 2 Online Available
BUS ADM X448.3 Enterprise and Requirements Analysis 3 Online Available
BUS ADM X406.6 Essentials of Business 2 Online, Classroom Available
BUS ADM X474.9 Intensive PMP®/CAPM® Exam Preparation 2 Hybrid, Online Available
BUS ADM X486.5 Introduction to Agile Management 1 Not Available
BUS ADM X483.9 Lean Using Kanban 1 Classroom Available
BUS ADM X411.9 Managing Change and Ambiguity in the Workplace 1 Classroom Not Available
BUS ADM X474.4 Managing Global Projects 1 Classroom Available
BUS ADM X499.5 Managing Organizational Change Projects 1 Classroom Available
BUS ADM X499.2 Mediation and Conflict Resolution 2 Classroom Not Available
BUS ADM X470.5 Program Management 2 Classroom Available
BUS ADM X474.6 Project Chartering 1 Not Available
BUS ADM X408.6 Project Economic Analysis 1 Not Available
BUS ADM X438.2 Project Management Master Simulation 1 Not Available
BUS ADM X438.3 Project Portfolio Management/Leadership 1 Not Available
BUS ADM X497.1 Project Stakeholder Management 1 Classroom Available
BUS ADM X472.9 Retrospective Facilitation 1 Not Available
BUS ADM X434 Software Project Management 2 Classroom Not Available
BUS ADM X448.4 Solution Assessment and Validation, Underlying Competencies 2 Online Available
BUS ADM X415.3 Special Events Project Planning 1 Classroom Available
BUS ADM X427.2 Sustainability and Social Responsibility for Project Managers 1 Not Available
BUS ADM X474.7 Value Innovation for Lean/Agile Management 1 Not Available

Course availability is subject to change. Courses offered in both online and classroom environments are interchangeable; if both delivery options are available, you may choose either option.

To enroll, click on a course title above and choose a section. You may enroll in individual courses without registering for a certificate or program.

Prerequisites for Admission

There are no prerequisites for the Certificate Program in Project Management, but a bachelor's degree is recommended. There are no admission requirements for the certificate.

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum comprises 3 required courses and 8 additional semester units of electives for a total of 14 semester units (210 hours of instruction). Candidates must pay a nonrefundable certificate registration fee. We recommend that certificate students register for the certificate when they decide to commit to completing it, usually around the time of the second course in the curriculum.

Classes in the certificate start continuously. You may begin the program at any time and progress through the curriculum in the format and at a pace that fits your goals. Choose your study option:

  • Online, accelerated: eight weeks of study
  • Online, regular pace: 12 weeks of study
  • Classroom, daytime (weekend) format: four or five weeks of study
  • Classroom, evening (weeknight) format: generally 10 weeks of study
All certificate courses, including those online, have fixed start and end dates, with assignments and project work assigned throughout the course. Courses are scheduled so that you can complete all certificate requirements in about one year by taking the shortest duration sections sequentially. Most students complete their certificate coursework in one to two years. All coursework must be completed within five years of commencing the certificate.


You must take all courses for a letter grade. To receive the certificate, you must maintain an overall minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA), with a grade of C or better in each course. A Certificate With Distinction will be awarded to those who complete the certificate with a GPA of 3.7 or higher.

How to Register

By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum (domestic students only). To register online for the Certificate Program in Project Management, complete these two steps:

  1. Submit the online registration, and complete your student account profile if you are a new student.
  2. Pay the nonrefundable registration fee through your shopping cart.

You may also send the mail-in registration form with your credit card information or personal check.

You should register for the certificate after you complete the first course in the curriculum.

If you are an international student, you must apply to Evening Certificate Programs. Learn more.

Estimated Cost

Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The certificate has an estimated cost of $5,600 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.

Certificate and Award Request

Once you have completed the certificate coursework, notify UC Berkeley Extension in writing that you have completed the curriculum and request your certificate. Send an email to or call (510) 642-4231. After your records have been reviewed, verified, and approved, your certificate will be sent to you in the mail. The review of your records is usually completed within six to eight weeks after you request the certificate.

Special Instructions for International Students

This certificate is approved for international students. International students must be officially accepted into UC Berkeley Extension’s Evening Certificate Programs before enrolling in any courses associated with this certificate. Apply now.

Additional Information

Alliances for Enhanced Learning

Apply project management course credit from UC Berkeley Extension to an M.S. in project management

Credits for UC Berkeley Extension project management courses may apply to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s online Master of Science in Project Management. Details about admission and the credit transfer policy at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville

UC Berkeley Extension is a founding advisory member of the International Project Management Education Union (IPMEU), founded in 2004 by the Institute of Project Management Research, School of Economics, Peking University. Eight other universities with strong project management programs, together with China Education Television (CETV), were invited to be founding members of IPMEU. Peking University played an active role in introducing the U.S. project management system to China, successfully initiating the first Chinese M.Sc. program in project management.

On-Site Training

UC Berkeley Extension offers customized programs tailored to your corporate training specifications and delivered where and when you choose. Designed to fit your needs, time frame and budget, our convenient on-site training aims to increase employee performance and retention without losing precious work time. Learn more.